Category : Saudi Arabia

Major new global free expression index sees UK ranking stumble across academic, digital and media freedom

alt informationA major new global ranking index tracking the state of free expression is published today

Join our Twitter storm of protest against Salma al-Shehab’s 34-year sentence

alt informationOn Sunday 15 January, we mark the two-year anniversary of the arrest of the University of Leeds student on her return home to Saudi Arabia

Held over the holidays: Remember those in prison for the New Year

alt informationA round-up of some of those denied freedom of expression, and movement, during the festive period and into 2023

The Saudi problem: can human rights ever trump trade?

alt informationAs we mark 23 months since University of Leeds dental student Salma al-Shehab was arrested after returning home on holiday, we ask whether the UK Foreign Secretary has the courage to demand her release

Who is 2022’s Tyrant of the Year?

alt informationChoose from our shortlist of 12 despots and vote on who you think has done most to crack down on freedom of expression this year

Questions that Sunak should have asked Mohammad bin Salman at G20…(but probably didn’t)

alt informationAs we continue to mark the ongoing detention of University of Leeds PhD student Salma al-Shehab, we look at what could have been discussed at this morning's meeting

Letter to UK Foreign Secretary on Salma al-Shehab

alt informationIndex and other human rights organisations call on Rt Hon James Cleverly to act in case of jailed Saudi national

Saudi Arabia is equating free online expression with terrorism

alt informationAs we mark 20 months since the arrest of Salma al-Shehab, Index calls for the country’s Specialized Criminal Court to be overhauled

Saudi woman’s “death sentence” for using her voice

alt informationSalma al-Shehab, who was studying for a PhD at the University of Leeds, faces a 34-year sentence for supporting other Saudi women